Elements of Post-Byzantine and Ottoman Culture

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MCR811EC Elements of Post-Byzantine and Ottoman Culture

Professor: Christos MERANTZAS

The course examines the post-Byzantine material culture integrated, on the one hand, into the environment of the Ottoman Empire and, on the other hand, into that of the Venetian domination-as far as Crete and the Ionian Islands-with reference to artistic production (secular and religious painting, Silversmiths, pottery) and permeability of religious and secular art with Western and Ottoman influences, for the period from the 15th to the early 19th century. The post-Byzantine material culture is presented in the context of a wider cultural space, depending on issues which shaped the modern Greek identity and the role of religion in the formation of the cultural identity in relation to: a. the social structure and the economic reality of the urban population in the Balkans with an emphasis on commercial activity, b. the ideology of the Balkan societies within their different hegemonic authoritarian attitudes, c. the management of the load of the Ottoman heritage in shaping historical identities, d. the process of Europeanization (industrialization) that undermine the foundations of Ottoman reality, e. the economic dynamics of mountain systems, and finally, f. the formation of mechanisms of nation states based on ethnic characteristics.

Companions

  1. Βιβλίο [21978]: Τα Βαλκάνια, Mazower Mark Λεπτομέρειες

Additional material:

  • Βιβλίο [320212]: ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΜΟΥΣΟΥΛΜΑΝΟΙ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΘΩΜΑΝΙΚΗ ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΟΡΙΑ, ΕΛΕΝΗ ΓΚΑΡΑ Λεπτομέρειες
  • Βιβλίο [320295]: Από τον μεταβυζαντινό στον νεότερο ελληνικό πολιτισμό, ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΜΕΡΑΝΤΖΑΣ, ΙΛΙΑΝΑ ΖΑΡΡΑ, ΣΤΕΦΑΝΟΣ ΤΣΙΟΔΟΥΛΟΣ Λεπτομέρειες
  • Βιβλίο [320370]: ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΝΕΟΥ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗ ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΘΩΜΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΡΧΙΑΣ, ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΣΤΑΜΑΤΙΟΥ Λεπτομέρειες